Friday, December 24, 2010

Garibaldi

Garibaldi: Round Two. Click here for earlier entry (Dec. 23).

Amuse bouche of ricotta cheese with walnuts. Sumptuously soft and smooth, with an intriguing interplay of milky and nutty tastes.

Spinach cappellacci stuffed with cod fish mousse, accompanied by mussels & saffron sauce. Comfort food for seafood fans. Brimming with the sea's sweet and salty flavors, this seemed like one of those simple spreads that could be served at Venice's waterfronts.

Pan-seared sea bass fillet in Mediterranean "Guazzetto" broth. Fresh-tasting fish in a tangy sauce. Not the most inspired recipe, but a seemingly healthy, reasonably well-prepared one.

Pecorino Romano Salato. Hard aged salted sheep milk cheese with honey.

Apple pie with vanilla gelato. A pleasant surprise; instead of being the typical tart-like confection, the pie was more of a fluffy sponge cake with sweet bits of apple inside.

Zabaione (mixed berries with pistachio gelato & gratinated marsala wine sabayon). The most luscious of desserts, decadently cold and creamy.

Blange F.lli Ceretto (Ameis). Wines are steeply priced here; the cheapest by the glass costs RM30, while there are virtually no options for the bottle below RM100.

Sensitive Blink (sambuca, baileys, fresh cream) & Gianduja (frangelico, chocolate, grey goose). Garibaldi offers enough choices of cocktails and shooters to slay a live Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Garibaldi,
Bangsar Village, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 2282-3457
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17 comments:

  1. Hmmm both dessert looks like the highlight of the meal. And why the people in the last picture look so grumpy?

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  2. qwazymonkey: oh yeah, gelato always makes my day (and my night!) :D oops, yikes, maybe i caught them in an awkward moment. or maybe they just hadn't drunk enough wine yet! =)

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  3. is it me or have you been ordering and eating like a normal person? what happen to the multiple entrees and mains??

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  4. Dying for the ice cream!;D

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  5. Joe: heheh, yikes, actually what sometimes happens is I end up having dinner at 2/3 different places per night, so we tend to order fewer items at each outlet =)
    J: heheh, to stay in line with the boxing theme, this place scores a KO (erm, KO means knockout, rite. I'm terrible at sports terms!)
    Alice: ice cream is my favorite way to end a meal too! I like it better for dessert compared to cakes and cookies :D

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  6. So do you prefer Garibaldi or il Lido? I'm guessing il Lido...

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  7. Baby sumo: heheh, i do prefer the menu at il lido right now, but the guys at garibaldi say they'll be fine-tuning their menu in the weeks ahead, so ask me again next year! :D

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  8. "Garibaldi offers enough choices of cocktails and shooters to slay a live Tyrannosaurus Rex."

    But not, one would imagine, to slay even a half-awake Sean, eh? Hehe.

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  9. What is the price range here?

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  10. lfb: tyrannosaurus rexes haven't had the kind of regular exposure to alcohol that i've been fortunate to enjoy. when's the last time you saw a drunk dinosaur after all :D
    michelle: pricier than most non-hotel italian restaurants. there's a RM150 degustation menu that's probably the best option, but even if you don't choose that, you'd still need more than RM100 for a really satisfying meal here...

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  11. A drunk dinosaur? Hmm, none that I gather. Strange that dinosaurs come up as a topic after Devil & I just finished a late night viewing of the 1993 Spielberg classic Jurassic Park. :)

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  12. lfb: gosh, what an unusual choice of a movie to watch on christmas eve! jim carrey's grinch or tom hanks' polar express might have put you in a more yuletide-y mood =)

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  13. wah you're good! so fast and it's round two already! wow RM30 for a glass is indeed quite steep. I'll definitely prefer to buy by the bottle.

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  14. Eiling: Ya, even the bottles are pricey, with quite a few RM1K-plus varieties! Scary! :D

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  15. I'm going here in Fly day :P

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  16. Ciki: everyday is a great day for Italian food! :D

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